If you were in hibernation this past week or living under a rock, let me give you a recap of one of the biggest events in the fashion industry, New York Fashion Week. This year, New York Fashion week began on Thursday, September 10 and ended the following Thursday, September 17. Throughout the week, designers featured their Spring and Summer 2016 collections. I find it fascinating that autumn hasn’t even begun and we are already focused on spring and summer 2016. I wish I was able to post a recap everyday during Fashion Week, but being a full time college student, I had other duties to fulfill. So I decided to do one big recap about my favorite shows and designers. Who cares if it is one week late because the great shows certainly made an impact that will last for days, weeks, and months. Here are a few of my highlights from New York Fashion Week:
Tommy Hilfiger never fails to impress. While reviewing his Spring/Summer 2016 collection, I was inspired to skip class, hop on a jet, and travel somewhere tropical. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. His island inspired line featured boho inspired printed dresses, crochet tops, bucket hats, bikinis, beach cover ups, and tassel necklaces. After seeing all the bright colors, the stripes, and that “Island Girl” graphic t-shirt, I am ready for a vacation.
Goodbye to the usual floral print for the spring season because Victoria Beckham showcased a new print that will be hot for the upcoming spring and summer season. The surf print is fresh, unique and is perfect for the warm, sunny season. Her focal pieces, the above the ankle dresses with the detailed surfer graphic are just what you want to wear for any summer social gathering.
The streets of Russia, well to be exact Star City, also known as the location for the Soviet’s space program, inspired the runway at Karen Walker’s show. Her line incorporated metallics, gold leather, zippers, and ribbed sweaters. My favorite pieces from her space inspired line included the shiny gold skirt and shorts. Metallics never go out of style and they certainly make a statement.
Color, polka dots, crochet, fringe, and ruffles were the common themes at the Delpozo runway show. The over-sized, shapeless tops and dresses incorporated elaborate patterns and colorful details. Each piece had it’s own flare, keeping the audience engaged and inspired. I love the long dress with orange flower cutouts on top and gorgeous pink tulle on the bottom. It’s like a tutu for grown ups.
I’m not a fan of pastels but you can’t think of spring and summer seasons without thinking of light hues. Carolina Herrera’s runway show featured numerous pastel colors, pleats, sheerness, and ruffles. I especially loved the long skirt and crop top combo; I really hope this look will be trending for this spring and summer. You couldn’t spot a printed piece on her runway, instead the catwalk was graced with lots of different materials, texture, and timeless color combos like soft pinks, black and white.
I felt like Vera Wang’s new pieces were totally designed for me. I could easily find myself wearing these looks for a night out, especially for an extravagant party and not just the typical college house party. The feathers, sheer paneling, and plunging necklines scream glamorous, sexy, and of course fashionable. Some of my favorite looks include the sequin dress, feather pencil skirt, and glitzy crop top. Get in my closet NOW!
Givenchy was the show to be at. The models were styled in elegant pieces, like camisoles, slip dresses, and tuxedo jackets; all made from delicate lace. You can’t go wrong with classic colors, including black, white, and champagne. When the models weren’t dressed in lacey numbers, many of them wore items that featured a subtle pop of feathers, beading, and studs. The new Givenchy line didn’t stop at just clothes, but the models were decorated from head to toe, with statement accessories and face decorations.
If I were to become a celeb over night and be given the opportunity to walk the red carpet, I would want to be dressed in this designer. Marchesa’s collection featured elaborate gowns. Most of the dresses were sheer, but they showed just the right about of skin. I am obsessed with the beautiful sheer, raspberry colored dress. I love the body fitting shape and the tulle detailing on the bottom. I am also a huge fan of the ombre dyed full feather dress. It reminds me of cotton candy, but I swear in a good way.
Jeremy Scott’s show was totally on the other side of the spectrum, including tons of colors and prints. Your eyes had lots to stare at every time a model walked the runway. My favorite prints included a television design, polka dots, and the scribble print. You can tell the designer had fun creating this line. Plus, it’s more fun to live life in color.
Over the next couple of weeks, fashion week will continue to travel to London, Milan, and Paris, while I sit here living vicariously through the pictures and videos. Enjoyed my New York Fashion Week Recap? Want to see more? Let me know in the comments below if I should recap London, Milan, and/or Paris.